When Numbers Get Serious

                      D
I have a number in my head
                             G     Am7 G Am
Though I don't know why it's there
     D7          G       C/E
When numbers get serious
                         D/F#  D
You see their shape everywhere
             G           Bm7/F#
Dividing and multiplying
                Em   C/E
Exchanging with ease
                  G
When times are mysterious
        Am/C        D        G      Am G F#7
Serious numbers are eager to please

Take my address
B             F#7
Take my phone
               B   F#7
Call me if you can
Here's my address
B               F#7
Here's my phone
                             B
Please don't give it to some madman
    F#7     B  F#7
Hey hey, wo wo
                 B F#7
Complicated life
                 B
Numbers swirling thick and curious
       Em7
You can   cut them with a knife
        C/E             D/F#  G Am/D G
You can cut them with a knife

                 D
Two times two is twenty-two
                   G          Am7 G Am
Four times four is forty-four
     D7          G       C/E
When numbers get serious
                          D/F# D
They leave a mark on your door
Urgent. Urgent.
  G        Bm7/F#               Em       C/E
A telephone      ringing in the hallways
                  G
When times are mysterious
        Am/C         D           G      Am G F#7
Serious numbers will speak to us always

              B
That is why a man with numbers
   F#7                 B    F#7
Can   put your mind at ease
                  B                F#7
We've got numbers by the trillions
             B
Here and overseas
    F#7       B
Hey hey, whoa whoa
           F#7              B   F#7
Look at the   stink about Japan
                  B                 Em7
All those numbers waiting patiently
                      C/E
Don't you understand?
               D/F#   G Am/D G
Don't you understand?

So wrap me
Wrap me
D
Wrap me do
                       G    Am7 G Am
In the shelter of your arms
     D7        G         C/E
I am ever your volunteer
                   D/F# D
I won't do you any harm
              G         Bm7/F#
I will love innumerably
                    Em   C/E
You can count on my word
                  G
When times are mysterious
        Am/C
Serious numbers
     D         G     C/E
Will always be heard
     D7/F#        G
When times are mysterious
        C/E          D7/F#     G     C/G G Eb/G Bb
Serious numbers will always be heard

                               Ab
And after all is said and done
And the numbers all come home
         Gm    Fm7  Eb
The four rolls into three
    Eb9              Ab
The three turns into two
              Gm   Fm7 Eb
And the two becomes a One
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"Hearts And Bones", 1983